Line a shallow baking dish or baking sheet with baking paper.
Peel potatoes and cut in half lengthwise.
Place a flat skewer either side of the potato half. With a sharp thin blade knife cut thin slices into the back of the potato. If not using skewers do not cut all the way through the potato.
Slide a basil leaves into cut slices in the potato. One basil leaf each end and one in the middle of the potato.
Slide a piece of prosciutto into a slice of the potato either side of the basil leaves.
Stuff some grated parmesan between the slices.
In a large bowl place a small amount of olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt.
Toss potatoes gently, giving a light but thorough coating of oil.
Place potatoes flat slide down on the prepared baking dish/tray.
Sprinkle hasselback potatoes with a little more parmesan cheese.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.
What Potato To Use?In Australia, we don’t have an extensive variety of potatoes to choose from at the local greengrocer. Not when you compare it to the USA and the UK where there is a vast array of potato choice. Have a chat to your local greengrocer and ask them which variety they recommend for baking if you have any doubts. In Australia, Pontiac and Sebago’s are good all-rounder potatoes.Don't Crowd The SpudsIf you crowd the hasselback potatoes, they won't cook and crisp up as well a leaving some space between them. By letting the hot air flow around them, you get a better result, gorgeous crispy hasselback potatoes.GENERAL COOK’S NOTESAll oven temperatures are for a conventional oven, if using fan forced lower the temperature by 20 Deg C (70 Deg F).All measurements are Australian tablespoons and cups. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified;
1 teaspoon equals 5ml
1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
4 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon
I use the below unless specified in my recipes;
Herbs are fresh | Vegetables are of a medium size | Eggs are roughly 60 grams in weight (large) NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW IS A GUIDE ONLY